For several weeks, my wife and son have been asking to plan a fishing trip. And Theo was not just asking for any fishing trip, but a trip where he would have a chance to add new species and preferably a new size record to his fishing list. Last summer, he caught his personal record in Montana – a good-sized whitefish out of Flathead Lake. The whitefish was not huge, but it whet his appetite for bigger fights. And while he enjoyed catching the whitefish, it was bothering him that his biggest catch was an out of state fish. He was looking for a Colorado fish to be his “personal record.”
Over the summer, we had many conversations about fishing for Mackinaw or Macks (commonly known as lake trout). Our discussions usually revolved around the challenges of going after these fish when they were close to shore. Theo was well aware that much like the spring ice-out, the fall spawn brings Mackinaw within reach of the shore angler. And with the spawn beginning in October, we knew this past weekend could be the perfect opportunity to catch a big fish from shore – a temptation that none of us could resist.
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